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Sep 30, 2012 4:30pm PDT
harrington is watching the lafco meeting. i am sure one of the benefits that he was looking forward to when he retired he no longer had to come to these meetings accident but in the event he is watching. >> >> we want to thank ed harrington for his work and we have a resolution before the commission honoring him. the second item and just as important is to honor mike campbell who has taken time i think he might be technically on vacation or personal time, so i apologize. it is not our intent to honor you by forcing you to take personal time to actually come to a lafco meeting, but mike campbell resolution is one that i think really is critical because of the very important role that he has played in his role, so let me just for the benefit of not only my colleagues but those that are watching just say a little bit about what is included in the resolution. mike campbell began his work at the san francisco public utilities commission in 2008 and from 2008 through 2012 he served as the community choice aggregation director for the power department. during the tenure at the san francisco pu
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, barbara hale but i want to simply note that we hit a pretty important milestone in the history of lafco here in san francisco. this past tuesday we have a final vote at the board of supervisors, an eight-three vote on community aggregation which allows the clean power program to move forward. certainly the first phase of that program, and i want to begin by thanking all of the members of the lafco, the commission who are here today and have been working on this for so many /)n)eí/years. of c our vice chair, commissioner avalos, one the newest members and commissioner olague and commissioner shelt -- schmeltzer and i want to thank you for your insight and that this program was done in the right way and we keep the various agencies accountable and i want to thank you for that, and i also want to thank our fab fabulous lafco staff. it took a lot of work behind the scenes and they're always ready to do what had to be done and of course this wouldn't be possible without the amazing work of the san francisco public utilities commission and we heard what everyone had to say about ed harri
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 2:30pm PDT
by the puc with lafco's assistance and outlines general parameters of what this outreach looks like. i would also suggest that you reach out to every individual supervisor to make sure that you get feedback from them on you know specific communities or neighborhoods in their district that they are -- they might have some concern about in terms of difficulty of reaching out to them. maybe also identify potential partners in that effort. a lot of the outreach especially in mono lingual communities and other communities might be be best strategy is involving community based organizations and make sure you compile a list of those. i think that would be helpful. colleagues any other comments or questions? great. thank you very much. and we have been joined by commissioner pimentel as well so why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of the public would like to speak? you each have three minutes. >> good afternoon commissioners. eric brooks representing san francisco green party and the grass-roots party for the city. i'm not going to wax poetic or anything but it's incredible w
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2012 11:30am PDT
. harrington. i want to acknowledge lafco, a separate government agency. over the years lafco has had many members of this board and members of the community that have worked on this item. all of them have contributed over the years to make this product what it is today. i also want to acknowledge the work of the amazing lafco staff. we have our executive officer, nancy miller, as well as jason freed, who have put in many hours and have done a tremendous job moving this item forward. let me be honest about community choice aggregation and specifically the program that is before you. i don't believe that this program will answer all the world's problems but i also don't believe it will create them. i think it is important for us as we hear this item, hear some of the public comment that's about to take place that we put things in context. we as a board have taken a position in the last few years. in 2007 we outlined -- we passed an ordinance that set out some really ambitious objectives with respect to community choice aggregation. puc and lafco have worked diligently to meet those objectiv
SFGTV
Sep 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
campos: thank you very much. please call item number two. >> item two, approval of the lafco minutes from the june 15, 2012 special meeting. supervisor campos: colleagues, we have before us the minutes of the june 15, 2012 meeting. i like to open it up to any member of the public who would like to speak on this item. seeing none, public comment is closed. if we could please take a motion. motion by commissioner schmeltzer. second by commissioner olague de. we can take that without objection. madam clerk, please call item three. >> item 3, community choice aggregation activities report. status update on cleanpowersf program. and a status update on proceedings at the california public utilities commission. supervisor campos: i will turn it over to michael campbell of the san francisco public utilities commission, as well as jason fried from lafco. >> hello. michael candidate, director of cleanpowersf at the sfpuc. i have a short update. hopefully a sweet update. in terms of where we stand, as you know, we have been waiting for the board of supervisors to act. during that interim time, the g
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, in the last, you know, over a year and a half, that i've been the chair of lafco, trying to make sure that we put together a program that tries to achieve the goals underlying community -- aggregation but does so in a fiscally responsible way and i think that he has struck the right balance. i know that the program that is before you is not as ambitious and aggressive a program as many people wanted but i think that it's a program that at the end ensures success and viability and that's why i'm proud to support it. i thank the rest of the puc staff who put so many hours in the last three years in this program. i want to acknowledge the staff of the local agency formation commission and various commissioners including members of this board of supervisors who have served on lafco and of course we have here supervisor avalos, supervisor olague, supervisor mar, who are members of lafco. there are a number of people also who have, in the last few years, enacted legislation, including passing ordinances here at the board of supervisors, that have made cca a possibility and beginning with the father
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
as well as state senator mark leno, supervisor mirkarimi who chaired lafco for a number of years as well as former state senator carol mington. i want to acknowledge the work of the city attorney. the city attorney's office has put a number of hours to make sure this is a legally sound and defendable a program as we possibly can have so i want to thank teresa mueller, john soleil and members of her team. a special thanks to the advocates of community choice aggregation who over the years have rallied behind this effort which at the end of the day is really about providing consumers a choice making sure that ratepayers in san francisco have opportunity to not only have clean energy but to have a meaningful choice, to make sure that there are other players in the business of providing energy beyond the utility that has had a monopoly for so long. the last point that i want to make is that i want to acknowledge that we have heard from members of the labor community, and specifically the labor council who have expressed some concerns around the fact that the contract that's before you involv
SFGTV
Sep 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
. fried for his awesome work on this. i would ask that the lafco give mr. fried's some time to continue to do his work. supervisor campos: thank you. any other member of the public who would like to speak on this? public comment is closed. colleagues, do we have any questions? i am wondering if you can respond to some of the points that were made in terms of adding more work to this report, whether or not he is think that is necessary. i'm wondering if you have any thoughts. >> i will start off with mr. hill's comments. i lived for the top 20 cities in the united states with a system that had was separated. i could go back and look at that. that is also tied to state offices. since we have our mayor and other citywide office is elected in a separate election, i did not incorporate those cities into this mix. i believe there were three at of the top 20 that have a scenario where there are separated. if it was the desire of the commission, i could go back and add in all the other cities. i purposely excluded those because i wanted us to be more about a scenario like san francisco, where i
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT
campos for his work. shepherding this through lafco and through the board of supervisors. we have huge changes that are happening. we are in the midst of climate change globally and have a commitment as a city to take action on that. i don't see that the clean power sf program as it starts immediately is something that is going to be for every san franciscan. i really believe what we heard from residents who have concerns about ability to pay is very, very real. i think at the same time we are are making an initial step to kick start this program. it means that folks who really want to take an action towards doing our part to prevent climate change can make that investment. we are making investment on the future and comes at a premium cost. i want to make sure we have the ability -- we actually are very strong in making sure we do the outreach that people understand the program. how to opt out if they want to choose to opt out. i see that as an important part of making sure this can go forward and people who are going to be consumers of electricity will know what program they want to b
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2012 5:30am PDT
, for lafco, nancy miller, and jason freid for all the great work together, the sponsor of this work today, supervisor campos, who has picked up the baton from ross mirkarimi, who picked it up from tom ammiano, for many, many years, this resolution, this appropriation, ordinance, have been in the making. and i'm very excited that we are here today to really put teeth to our goals on climate change. san francisco, as the general manager said, has ambitious goals around greenhouse gas emissions and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2012. we're actually supposed to be at 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. actually that's by the year 2017 we're supposed to be at 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. by 2025 we're supposed to be at 40% reduction and by 2050, 80%. as the general manager says there is no other program we have that's actually going to do the work to get there. and we are actually a city whose population vastly understands that global warming is a reality, that climate change is a reality. and of that vast majority there's a portion, i believe, who are will
SFGTV
Sep 3, 2012 5:37am PDT
if there is anyone else. supervisor campos: as part of accpeting, lafco staff can work with the chair? is that ok? one of the things we should also notes, there may be additional work that is done and additional information provided. , as we have any other comments or thoughts, can we take that motion without objection? i want to thank mr. fried for the workin. the work continues. i also want to thank mr. hill. and the other speakers. the last time we did a report on something, we had a report on the issue of garbage collection. that was also an ongoing effort. we put out a report and there was additional information provided. the hope here is that lafco can add to the ongoing discussion. i think it is important to get something out there with the understanding that it is not the end of the analysis. if you could please call item number 5. >> item #5 is public comment. supervisor campos: this is an opportunity for any member of the public to speak on any item that is not on the agenda. item number 6? >> item #6, future agenda items. supervisor campos: future agenda items? >> i wanted to make a qu
SFGTV
Sep 13, 2012 12:00am PDT
it is fuel. we have gone through a long road of advocacy. supervisor campos, jason freed from lafco and members of the p.u.c. who have gone with us and and challenged us to look at things we didn't want to consider, like the contract with shell and things we know we really needed and we needed to start this program. we need to start this program now. we have waited long enough. it is time to move forward and create clean power to be a program that now in its beginning is simple. we buy clean energy and sell clean energy. it will create financing mechanisms and help us develop the program we want, which is empower people that want jobs, that want the skills to be competitive in the job market. these are green jobs, new economy jobs we have talked about for a long time, now we want to deliver. i'm not here to sell you shell energy, i'm not. i'm here to get a program off the ground that is so much more than that. supervisor ash land, if you don't know him, he passed away, was a champion for this issue in marin. since that was my bell i will speed it up. marin clean energy is a program
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
and advocating and advising on this, besides our great puc staff, and our lafco staff, nancy miller, and jason greed a freid as well. i've been listening to the senior organizations, low income people groups and community based organizations input, as well as the electrical workers. we've been communicated to by hunter stern and ibiew on a number of issues. as a father, i want to see a clean air future, clean greener future for my daughter and the future generation. and melanie nutter, head of the department of the environment is here, that we have tremendously ambitious climate action plan goals. and as ed harrington said a moment ago, this will help us at least make a dent on kind of the huge challenge before us, to clean our air, and to make a clean energy future for all san franciscans. that's why i -- that's why, as a member of lafco over the years, since 2009, i've been strongly supportive of coming up with the best possible contract in plan. i wish we had more contractors that put in for this but as ed harrington said we're doing our best with what we have and it should be a good step f
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT
by supervisor campos, puc, lafco advocates, a lot of folks in the room. let's recognize the goals. we have a plan to be in a 100% clean energy city. it is a goal we have task forces come around. that concept and how to get there. this is a pathway through this program. another benefit is you look at that. was slashed and already run out of money. this is a way to get money back into this, which i think is a good thing too. there was talk about jobs, obviously. jobs may not be there on the front end but there is a path to get there and to get to jobs. that is a component of this plan. so the other hat -- i wear a hat as a new member of the commission on environment. we have our very talented staff, director and staff here who i was reminded that we have an outreach team at san francisco department of environment. it is called the environment now. it is bilingual, might be a way to tap into the outreach in a multilingual way and maybe save some of the money dedicated to consultants instead get into worker's hands. i just want to say monday the policy committee of commission on environment, w
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Sep 12, 2012 9:30pm PDT
future for the city and local jobs. we have been working with lafco, outside consultants to jump start how we can do that local generation, create the jobs, make renewable programs and make a difference. the appropriation before you puts about $6 million into doing energy efficiency, doing solar and starting to prepare for those programs to create our own energy. the cca allows communitis to provide electric generation for customers within the territory, that is the idea. all we do is provide the generation. we do not take over and do anything else that pg&e does. if you have called and want new service, pge will handle that. if lights go out, if anything happens in your home, peg will come out. they are in charge of distribution systems in san francisco and the bill that will come from pg and e. the one thing we do is provide clean power and see a change on one or two lines that will talk about the difference in rates we will charge. this is not taking over pg&e and not doing anything that would hurt in any way any jobs of pg&e persons in san francisco. they will still work doing the
SFGTV
Sep 13, 2012 12:30am PDT
. we heard about the amazing staff at p.u.c. and lafco. i want to acknowledge the city attorney's office, which has been an important part of this process throughout all these years for their advice and guidance. but perhaps, you know, for me as important and perhaps one of the most important players, if not the most, are advocates who have been working to make cca happen for so many years. the fact we wouldn't be here without their advocacy and their support. to folks who expressed concerns about this program, i want to say that i respect what they are saying and that we are very mindful of the issues that have been raised. if this moves forward i look forward to the opportunity to work with each and every one of you to make sure that we take all necessary steps to address those concerns. so i see this as an opportunity to work together. i especially was moved by the presence of so many low income seniors. i do think that is an opportunity for all of us because i do believe there is some misinformation or misunderstanding and how this works. we have an obligation to make sure p
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Sep 13, 2012 2:30pm PDT
in marine like? do we have any information about that? >> i don't know. i'm looking at lafco staff to see if they have heard anything. i think in fairness we would have a richer language and multicultural thing in san francisco. >> true. but there are places in marine like the canal, san rafael, where you would probably ned a strong program that is probably community based organizations that could help. wondering if there was any information we have from that experience that can show. >> we do not. we talk to them all the time so we can ask. >> i agree. what we have in san francisco is pretty rich to do that kind of outreach, thank you. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor ferl? >> i would say to follow onto supervisor kim's comments about sros, i appreciate the comments. if we go down that slope we have a lot of senior homes in district two i think fall in the same category that i think would benefit greatly. if we are going to go down the road of excluding certain ones i ask that become a priority as well. i think elderly folks are part of it the population that i'm concerned abo
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
a contract and bring it to you. that is what we are doing today. as supervisor campos mentioned lafco has been very involved and had 11 meetings on this topic. it is not news to anyone and we are ready to go. before i get into the description of the program there have been questions raised. i thought it was better to hit those off the top. the first is the why isn't this an opt-in program? there is discomfort people will be captured by an opt-out. the first reason it is not an opt-in is that is not allowed by state law. the law says it is an opt-out process. in addition, there is no benefit to the puc or clean power program of inadvertently capturing anyone in this program. we need a stable base. capturing people in our base a couple months and losing them is of no interest to us at all. we have a major marketing plan we expect to go out with to make sure people understand their choice. this is a premium product. if they want to that is their choice. if they don't that is their choice. we would have great assistance from pg&e in making sure customers knew they had a choice if they look ar
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